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I had the honor of planning this year’s WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association) Awards Gala at the JW Marriott here in Las Vegas. The event united all chapters from around the world to celebrate the accomplishments of its talented members. I gathered up our Las Vegas members along with some talented sponsors to design a modern take on the cabaret jazz theater and coordinated entertainment experiences throughout the night. Guests were escorted to their seats by male models. The room consisted of mixed rounds and high conversation tables set for six and intimate low cocktail tables set for two. The decor came together with marble top tables, moody colored floral, gold accents everywhere! It was so good! A twelve piece orchestra played contemporary music as guests entered. Guests were immediately served small appetizer bites and signature cocktails, Pomegranate Moscow Mule and Old Fashion. Every ten minutes a new act hit the floor engaging with the audience and hitting the line of too risqué. WIPA Las Vegas nailed down Simon Bailey, a phenomenal inspirational speaker, to encourage, enlighten and boost our spirits for 2018! He was incredible. The awards presentation was hosted by none other than Shannel, seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was perfect and the highlight of the event. I cannot thank her enough for embracing my vision. The night ended with desserts, coffee, more signature cocktails, photo booth and dancing. For the cherry on top, WIPA Las Vegas was awarded Chapter of the Year!
Kristen and Nicholas hosted their close friends and family to an intimate evening with no detail spared. Their ceremony took place on the balcony of a penthouse suite inside Palms Place. The Las Vegas Strip was their backdrop and the lights did not disappoint. Kristen and Nicholas’ reception was complete with live entertainment, a delicious buffet dinner, wine service, toasts, traditional dances and a surprise video created by Nicholas with the help of their friends and family. The tablescape was layered with a blush organic runner a top a grey linen surrounded by ghost chairs. The gorgeous centerpieces include four beautiful arrangements and an assortment of white pillar candles. Each place setting had a geometric patterned tile with each guest’s name in calligraphy, a white napkin, white rose with blush ribbon, rose gold flatware and clear crystal glassware! Kristen says “There were so many details I absolutely loved, but I really loved the mini cakes.” Each guest received their own miniature wedding cake to enjoy! My favorite detail of Kristen and Nicholas’ wedding is how their grandparents were so involved with the wedding. Grandparents enjoyed dinner at the head table, grandmother signed the marriage license and grandfathers offered a toast and a blessing. I absolutely loved the sentiment of honoring past generations in such a special way. Kristen and Nicholas’ traveled from Hawaii to say their I Dos in Las Vegas and I can now say I have dear friends from the island. Love them and wish them the absolute best.
Adam Trujillo is pulling on my heartstrings with this highlight film from our recent styled shoot at MEET Las Vegas. It highlights all the effort and energy my amazing vendor team put into this beautiful design. I’m so thankful and proud of what we created together and Adam does an incredible job capturing it all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
A styled shoot is created to inspire couples, to produce fun ideas and take risks! I absolutely love them! MEET Las Vegas is a beautiful white canvas venue lending itself to many different styles and color schemes. I knew I wanted to make a big splash with an uncommon color combination (baby blue, black, red and rose gold) and I’m thrilled with how things turned out. Inspired by the children’s book I Love you Night and Day by Smriti Prasadam Halls, the story unfolds when the “couple” reads my favorite line of the book “I Love you night, I love you day, in every moment, come what may.” Angie Kelley of Peachy Keen Unions writes the most beautiful “love story” of how the couple met in grade school and reconnected over a book they read together. Their wedding day is the perfect combination of night and day. Some of my all time favorite vendors and some new friends helped create the most amazing space for Norina Kaye to capture. I’m so excited to share her sneak peeks with you now!
I have to stop what I’m doing and get the word out about my good friend and vendor partner Chelsea Nicole Photography. She launched a YouTube channel entitled The Channel for Modern Photographers. Although directed toward wedding photographers… planners, videographers, DJs and even couples can learn SO MUCH from the extremely talented Chelsea Nicole. We are so lucky to have her in our immediate network of photographers, but now she is sharing her knowledge with the world! Get it girl! So proud of you.
Check out her latest video… How to Craft the Perfect Wedding Photography Timeline for You & Your Couples.
Oh how I love a couple who is willing to step outside the box to make what seems a logistical nightmare a dream come true! Kate had a vision and just a few months to pull it off. Here is where I step in to pull favors, puzzle the pieces together and hire vendors who will go above and beyond to create an unbelievable experience for Kate and Justin’s guests. The day began at the dock where guests were invited to meet. Guests had no idea that they would be enjoying light refreshments on a darling Duffy Boat in Lake Las Vegas. Personalized gift bags filled with ceremony goodies such as rose petals, ribbon wands and blow horns told each guest which boat they’d be boarding. Boat captains greeted their guests and once everyone was seated, we were off.
After a relaxing 15 minute boat ride along the beautiful Lake Las Vegas, guests spotted Kate and Justin in the near distance waving from a small dock. Guests cheered and hollered in anticipation for the ceremony. The couple with their closest friends and family exchanged their vows on a gorgeous bridge while guests floated below in the Duffy Boats. On cue, all the guests showered Kate and Justin with rose petals, made lots of noice and congratulated the couple as they kissed their first kiss as husband and wife.
Once guests returned, they were invited to a reception hosted at Hilton Lake Las Vegas complete with Kate’s Martini Lounge and Justin’s Cigar Bar. Each lounge included CORT Furnishings and specialty drinks to create a real personalized cocktail hour. In Kate’s Martini Lounge you could find martinis topped with dry ice, luxurious white seating and a hanging crystal chandelier. In Justin’s Cigar Bar, you could find draft beer and scotch, an authentic Cuban cigar roller and leather seating for days. Guests truly enjoyed their time!
Kate and Justin then hosted their guests to a delicious plated meal finished with each guests’ own mini wedding cake served on a vintage dessert plate. Darling! Guests danced the night away to a family favorite band, JLove, who created the most perfect jazz nightclub feel under the stars and bistro lighting. At the end of the night, I couldn’t have thanked my team enough for helping me pull this amazing wedding day off. Love them and love Kate and Justin for trusting my recommendations to ensure the day went smooth. I had a blast with this challenge and I look forward to continuing to create personalized days for all my couples.